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Couples Confronting Cancer: Keeping Your Relationship Strong

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Cancer can be a disruptive and stressful element in a relationship, and this guide provides information about the illness, suggesting ways to work through conflict to create intimacy and to deal with it more successfully. It shows couples how to solve or avert problems, allowing partners to become closer and communicate more easily and truthfully with one another both during and beyond the cancer experience.

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Couples Confronting Cancer: Keeping Your Relationship Strong

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Overview

Cancer can be a disruptive and stressful element in a relationship, and this guide provides information about the illness, suggesting ways to work through conflict to create intimacy and to deal with it more successfully. It shows couples how to solve or avert problems, allowing partners to become closer and communicate more easily and truthfully with one another both during and beyond the cancer experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944235256
  • Publisher: American Cancer Society, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,331,761
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy L. Fincannon, RN, MS, is a former associate medical editor at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta and a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with experience in working with cancer patients, their families, and cancer health professionals. Katherine V. Bruss, PsyD, is a former managing editor for books at the American Cancer Society and a licensed psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience. They both live in Atlanta.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Section 1 Setting the Stage 1
Chapter 1 Cancer's Impact on the Couple: An Overview 3
Chapter 2 The Caregiver's Role 21
Chapter 3 Evaluating Your Relationship 39
Chapter 4 What It Takes to Create a Good Relationship 61
Section 2 Challenges 75
Chapter 5 Emotions, Relationships, and Cancer 77
Chapter 6 Couples in Conflict 91
Chapter 7 Lifestyle Factors 109
Section 3 Solutions 127
Chapter 8 Improving Communication 129
Chapter 9 Creating Emotional Intimacy 145
Chapter 10 Strengthening Physical Intimacy 159
Chapter 11 Solutions for Specific Problems 175
Chapter 12 Support Services 195
Couples' Corner: Workbook for Couples 213
Resource Guide 245
Index 259
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